Mookiethebold posted... Yes, that's it - complete all 5 missions of movie 4.
Well is that what I was doing wrong?
I need to actually hit them til they explode then I'm allowed to buy them with studs? o_O There's a whole bunch of characters that are walking around on the map that have black circles over their portrait without the option of purchasing them even though I have plenty of studs left thanks to treasure magnet and the stud multipliers that I have... =)
Hit them four times. The fourth hit won't seem like it connected, but the portrait will become visible above the character's head. If you try to hit them a fifth time, you'll break them and will have to start over.
Alternatively, you can also do it without the "beating up" by taking over a villain character that you previously bought. The portraits automatically appear for those guys.
CyricZ posted... Hit them four times. The fourth hit won't seem like it connected, but the portrait will become visible above the character's head. If you try to hit them a fifth time, you'll break them and will have to start over. This really bugs me. I can find nowhere in the game manual or any hints within the game itself that you have to beat up enemy characters in order to buy them in port.
I don't mind experimentation, but there needs to be some sort of clue given. Hitting a character (four times, no more, no less, with no indication after the first three hits you are making any sort of progress toward a reward) is incredibly random and arbitrary, in my opinion.
I was with the OP, I kept waiting for Blackbeard to "unlock" somehow. Never knowing all I had to do was hit him a few times.
Is there something I missed in game or in manual that tells you this, or is it just something they expect you to "Figure out"? If it's the latter, I'm going to be quite disappointed in TT.